Traffic Alert: Flooding From Water Main Break Will Affect Mornin - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

TRAFFIC ALERT: Flooding From Water Main Affects Commute

SPOKANE, Wash. – Crews continue to clean up and repair a water main break near the intersection of Wellesley and Perry. City of Spokane officials say the break is on a 12-inch main from the WWII era. 

The break happened Thursday night leaving a few homes are without water. Some homeowners are also dealing with flooded basements. 

One man living in the area tells KHQ that he heard a popping sound and then witnessed the asphalt rising under the pressure of the water before the ground finally gave way.  

The cause of the break is unclear but city officials say the water main in question is leadite and that they are seeing more breaks in this particular kind of aging pipe.

Traffic likely will be restricted to one lane in each direction through the intersection of Wellesley & Perry for the morning commute.

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